material deprivation

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  • material deprivation
    • housing
      • overcrowding can make it hard for the child to study, less room for educational activities, nowhere to do homework and disturbed sleep from sharing beds
      • children in crowded homes run a greater risk of accidents.
      • cold or damp housing can cause ill health
      • temporary accommodation can cause psychological distress, infections and accidents meaning more absences from school
      • living in temporary accommodation, resulting in constant changes of school and disrupted education
    • diet and health
      • Marilyn Howard notes that young people from poorer homes have lower intakes of energy, vitamins and minerals.
        • this weakens the childs immune system, resulting in absences due to illness.
      • children from poorer homes are more likely to have emotional or behavioural problems, resulting in having a negative effect on the childs ducation
      • children from low income families were more likely to engage in fighting and temper tantrums, disrupting their schooling
    • statistics
      • department of education - barely a third of pupils eligible for free school meals achieve five or more GCSEs at A*-C
      • nearly 90% of 'failing' schools are located in deprived areas
      • Jan Flaherty, money problems in the family are a significant factor in younger childrens non-attendance at school


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